John the Baptist

Portrait
Born: 5 AD
Died: 33 AD, at 28 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Martyr, Saint


5 B.C – He was born this year in Judea, he is a key figure in the Biblical stories of Jesus Christ. According to the Gospels, John's role was to announce the coming of Jesus: in John 1:23.

 

33 A.D - He was executed (beheading) by the ruler Herod this year. In the Catholic Church, his feast day is on every 24th day of June.

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